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Data Science Research Day 2016

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Science is holding its annual research day today.

Nearly 230 delegates from industry and academia have registered to attend the event. The main purpose of the day is to promote networking across the data science community and identify new collaborative opportunities.

Programme

9.45 am

Registration with refreshments

10.30am

Welcome and Introductions - Charles Sutton, Director of CDT in Data Science

10.45am

Opportunities for Industry & Public Sector Partners - David Richardson, Director of Partnerships

11am

Strategic Initiatives within Data Science at Edinburgh - Jon Oberlander, Assistant Principal for Data Technology

11.30am

The Student's Perspective - Presentation by our CDT Students

11.40am

Student Pitches - 2 minute pitches by CDT Students

12noon

Financial Times : Three Unexpected Uses of Data Science - Aida Rodriguez, Lead Data Scientist, Financial Times

12.30pm

Buffet Lunch, Posters, Pod Demos & Networking

2pm

The Walt Disney Company : The importance of Data - Peter Wolstencroft, Senior Business Intelligence Manager and Bruno Gagliardo, Lead Data Scientist

2.30pm

BBC News Labs : Data Science within multi-media monitoring -Susanne Weber, Language Technology Producer

3pm

Networking with refreshments

3.45pm

Panel Discussion - Data Science Challenges and Opportunities - Panels members representing:Bloomberg, JustEat, STV

4.30pm

Networking drinks reception

6pm

Event closes

EPSRC CDT in Data Science

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Science is training a new generation of data scientists - 50 PhDs over five intake years - with the technical skills and interdisciplinary awareness necessary to become leaders in research and development in this emerging area.

The event is supported by Informatics Ventures.

Useful links

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Science

Informatics Ventures